This draft statement was proposed by Russia in the Security Council, diplomats said. It is under silence procedure until 3 pm today, Monday, 22 October 2012.
Security Council Draft Press Statement on Bani Walid
The members of the Security Council expressed their grave concern about the escalation of violence in and around the city of Bani Walid, in particular reports of growing civilian casualties, including children.
The members of the Security Council called on the Libyan authorities to take urgent steps to resolve the conflict by peaceful means and to preserve the rights of all Libyan citizens.
The members of the Security Council stressed the need to promote national reconciliation and inclusive political dialogue in Libya.
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